May 24, 2022

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Nearly 97% of 2021 Illinois Wesleyan Grads Employed or Continuing Education

The annual First Destination Survey found 96.8% of 2021 Illinois Wesleyan graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional programs within six months of graduating.

New Grad

Greg Yess '82 Invests in Students through Gift of Bloomberg Finance Lab

A tool used by leading business, investment and finance professionals was unveiled in the form of a Bloomberg Finance Laboratory at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Greg and Kari Yess

Three New Academic Programs Offered

In an effort to continue preparing students for meaningful careers in diverse fields, Illinois Wesleyan will offer three new academic programs – in criminology, public health and data science.

Students in Public Health
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Titan Athletics

Several Titans were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 7 At-Large team: Ellen Gilbert '22, swimming and diving; Cassandra Jones '22, women's lacrosse; Lexi Onsrud '24, women's golf; Jimmy Morton '22, men's golf; and Rick Smith '22, men's lacrosse. The athletes will advance to the Academic All-America ballot next month. 

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Hannah Johnson '12 is the new executive director of Illinois Art Station in Normal, a nonprofit aiming to provide children, youth and families from all neighborhoods and backgrounds transformative learning through hands-on experiences in the visual arts.


Emilie O'Connor '04 was appointed director of student success within the division of pupil and family services at Wauwatosa School District in Wisconsin.


A local criminal case now being reexamined by courts has long been part of the curriculum of a class on wrongful convictions taught by IWU Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Amanda Vicary.

The Pantagraph

Former IWU President Minor Myers jr.'s iconic "do well, do good" mantra was among Pantagraph staffers' choices for best advice for college graduates.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan unveiled the Greg Yess '82 Bloomberg Finance Lab in State Farm Hall. More coverage from WMBD-TV and WGLT-Radio. During the dedication event, Clay Anderson '23 offered a presentation encouraging investment in Boeing by IWU's student-managed portfolio.

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